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Archive: September 24th, 2007

September 24, 2007: Plane troubles…stuck at airport


  Well we made it all the way to Montreal and then they turned the plane around and flew us back to Toronto.  Some problems with the heating and air condition.  I guess it was a round trip to Montreal!!!  Hopefully they will get us back up in the air before midnight.  I have a feeling it might be a LONG night ahead.  Oh well…at least they got us home safely!


September 24, 2007: BBC Animal Photos – OMG :)


  These photos were posted on the BBC News Site.  Way too cute to pass up!  You can view more here at this link.  Maybe there is still hope for the world.  🙂  At least if these guys can get along perhaps we can all get along.


A pair of Sumatran tiger cubs and a set of young orang-utans, all abandoned 
at birth, have become inseparable after sharing a room at an Indonesian zoo.
BBC Photograph.


The four have lived side by side for a month without a hitch, although 
this goes against their natural instincts.
BBC Photograph


"This is unusual and would never happen in the wild," zookeeper Sri 
Suwarni said. "Like human babies, they only want to play."
BBC Photograph


September 24, 2007: XO-Giving $100 Laptops



The BBC is reporting that XO-Giving will offer these laptops on a "buy one – donate one" basis during the month of Novmber.  You can read more about the event at this web-site.  For those who are not familiar with this project it has been in the works for a number of years now.  The basic idea is to get laptops into the hands of children in developing nations.  Their mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. While children are by nature eager for knowledge, many countries have little resources to devote to education—sometimes less than $20 a year per child. Imagine the potential that could be unlocked by giving every child in the world the tools they need to learn, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter how little they may have.

  Computer specs can be viewed at this web-site.

  To help sponsor a child visit the above web-site.  You can also read the BBC News Story at this link.


September 24, 2007: Heading for Europe.


  We are heading for Europe this afternoon.  First stop is Zurich and then we have to go to Germany.  My friend will be telling his company that the decision has been made to sell to a new owner.  I have a feeling it will be a rather emotional trip for him.  So hopefully I can be there to support him a little bit.  We will be in London later this week.

  The weather is COLD over there and warm here in Canada.  Go figure.   Looks like a lot of rain chances while we are there.  I like the rain so I can live with that.  Good thing I brought some winter clothes.  We leave for the airport at 2:30 and then the plane leaves around 5 this evening.  So we should arrive early in the morning on Tuesday.  I think that is right.  I forget with all the time zones we pass through.  I guess we get there when we get there.  Hopefully I can sleep on the plane.

  Tony said he is going to put an Ad in the paper to see if he can find me a hill in Northern Graves County.  Perhaps that is a tactic we should have tried before.  There has to be something out there…somewhere!  I was watching a show last night and they panned up and showed all the stars – it made me remember living on the farm.  You could see the Milky Way Galaxy…millions of stars.  I miss that!  Then there is the sunsets.  I miss those as well!!!!! 

  I did get an update on the small business in Kirkuk, Iraq.  He has all of his money now from donors.  So that is good news.  He can move forward on his project.

  More later…